In the thick of Uganda’s current political tensions,Military Police on Saturday arrived in truckloads at Mandela National Stadium-Namboole, ahead of today’s football game between Uganda and Ghana in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
The government is yet to explain why a recreational activity where Uganda Police has been incharge could be taken over by Commander Brig Sabiiti Muzeyi’s military police
What is become more apparent this afternoon is Police banning the wearing red ribbons at Namboole stadium for today’s game.
Red ribbons have become a symbol of protest against the amendment of the constitution to lift the presidential age limit that would enable President Museveni to seek for reelection in 2021.
But the fans will be buoyed by the fact that Ghana have never beaten Uganda at Namboole – their three trips in Kampala have resulted in two 1-0 losses and a 1-1 draw – and that wretched run looks set to continue given the big game temperament that Cranes have built since coach Micho Sredojevic and Basena assumed the reins.